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November Is the Best Time to Travel to Paris. Here's Why.

Lower airfares, shorter lines and beautiful Christmas markets are just a few of the draws to Paris.<p>As the leaves change and people swap their …

France

What's Coming to San Francisco in 2018

In a city as vibrant, diverse and creative as San Francisco, it's hard to zero in on just a few things to see, do, and eat—but we'll give it our best …

San Francisco

San Francisco's most iconic buildings, mapped - Curbed SF

<i>This post was originally published in February 2016 and has been updated with the most recent information and additions.</i><p>The San Francisco cityscape you see now is but a fleeting image. The city's explosive building boom has our skyline morphing as fast as the Apple product roster. But in this age …

18 Reasons to Make Pork Chops Your New Fave Weeknight Meal

The search for compelling weeknight dinner recipes is always ongoing. Just when you think you’re set with slow cooker chicken recipes, you realize that you need more than poultry in your life. You include healthy salmon into your routine and vegetarian tacos for meatless Monday, but there’s still …

We Were Wrong About Limiting Children's Screen Time

How much time should kids be allowed to stare into their screens like zombies? New guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics upturns …

What it's like using the 'iPhone of vaporizers' — a $275 gadget that lets you smoke weed on the go

The marijuana retail industry has been disrupted again and again.<p>Years ago, glass bongs, pipes, and joints dominated the pot paraphernalia space. Those devices gave way to clunky desktop vaporizers used for inhaling marijuana vapor. They gained in popularity through the mid-2000s by delivering …

Cannabis

Crash: how computers are setting us up for disaster | Tim Harford

We increasingly let computers fly planes and carry out security checks. Driverless cars are next. But is our reliance on automation dangerously diminishing our skills?<p>When a sleepy Marc Dubois walked into the cockpit of his own aeroplane, he was confronted with a scene of confusion. The plane was …

Automation

Want to Raise a Trail-Blazing Daughter? Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Says Do These 7 Things

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has a few words of advice for you.<p>Ruth Bader Ginsburg is perhaps an unlikely rock star: an 83-year-old U.S. Supreme Court justice who was described as "dour," "quiet and reserved," and a "late-blooming feminist" when she was nominated to the court in …

What It Feels Like to Die

Science is just beginning to understand the experience of life’s end.<p>“Do you want to know what will happen as your body starts shutting down?”<p>My mother and I sat across from the hospice nurse in my parents’ Colorado home. It was 2005, and my mother had reached the end of treatments for metastatic …

Medicine

Nicotine Only Controls You Because You Believe In It

In the battle of you versus cigarettes, your brain has more power than you think<p>Nicotine needs you just like you need it. That sweet release of dopamine only happens if you really believe in it.<p>A new study in <i>Frontiers in Psychiatry</i> found that only smokers who thought that their cigarettes contained …

Nicotine

Where to Eat Before San Francisco Symphony, Opera, and Jazz Shows

Fall is approaching, which means it’s also the return of theater season. The symphony, opera, and jazz theaters are all roaring back to life to delight San Franciscans and lovers of culture. Civic Center is the city’s ground zero for entertainment, and considering it’s also become a hotspot for …

Why the Amazon 4-Day Workweek is Such a Bad, Terrible, No-Good Idea

Amazon is wrong to hire tech employees who will not be paid for a full week.<p>This news posted on a Friday, which is a bit ironic.<p>According to Buzzfeed, Amazon has started making full-time work an optional idea. The company is offering a subset of tech employees who work at the headquarters in …

Cheap DIY Flood table ideas...... - Indoor Grows - Hydro

07-07-2007, 12:53 AM<p>#<b>1</b><p>Member<p>Join Date: Aug 2005<p>Posts: 962<p><b>Cheap DIY Flood table ideas......</b><p>How do you all make your own flood tables?<p>I was pricing …

DIY: Homemade Orange Sauce

We did it, guys! We cracked the code and discovered the secret of our generation … we made the infamous orange sauce and we made it really <i>really</i> …

The middle-aged man's guide to hot-weather dressing

I decided to take my summer holiday early this year, so I travelled down to Devon at the end of May, convinced there would be a heatwave (which half-happened), with a suitcase jam-packed with everything I needed to look great and have a good time: my swimming trunks, my sunglasses, my smart shirts, …

Clothing

Can't wait for Jollibee to get your fix? Try this Filipino spaghetti recipe

Think about your most basic spaghetti recipe. What does it consist of?<p>You probably answered spaghetti noodles with tomato sauce and maybe some meat, right? Probably a few herbs — basil, parsley — a sprinkle of Parmesan because, duh, cheese. Unless you're Filipino.<p>Popularized by Filipino fast food …

The True Story of What Happened When A Plane Loaded with 6,000 Pounds of Pot Crashed in Yosemite

This Magical App Lets You Skip Through Airport Customs For Free

No Global Entry needed. How did we never know about this?!<p>We all know the line at airport customs can be painfully long. And most travelers know they can skip the line by enrolling in the Global Entry program for a $100 application fee.<p>But most of us <i>weren't</i> told that there's an app that lets …

Flying

Here's What You Should Do If You Own A Recalled IKEA Dresser

Recently IKEA announced a massive furniture recall of 29 million chests and dressers that can easily tip over and kill young children. Here’s what you should do if you own one of these recalled IKEA chests or dressers.<p><b>How do I know if my IKEA chest or dresser is covered by this recall?</b><p>Check the …

The importance of being stylish: Fashion tips for the dudes | fashion and trends

Staying stylish isn’t really hard. With some attention to detail and a little guidance, anyone can look awesome.<p>Men should focus on the fit, keep it …

We Gave 6 Dads A Father's Day Makeover And Here's What Happened

"Everything I do style-wise begins and ends with ‘Can I be a dad in this?'"<p>So who can blame them if maybe they don't keep up with the latest trends or always look their spiffiest? That's why we gave a handful of deserving dads a style upgrade for Father's Day.<p>With a little help from their families, …

DIY Sushi That's Better Than Takeout

Make restaurant-worthy sushi at home.<p>Making sushi at home is easier than you think. Celebrate International Sushi Day with these five amazing recipes.<p>…

On a budget? Try our Bay Area staycation ideas

Maybe you don't have the budget for a European getaway this summer (have you seen what we pay for rent?!).<p>Luckily for you, we live in a wonderland of activities. After all, plenty of European tourists are flocking to our fair city right now to partake in the beauty of the region. Whether you've got …

How to Get Your Broken, Neglected Bike Ready for Spring (and Keep It in Shape for Next Year)

Spring is here and the nicer weather means it's time to lug your bicycle out of storage (or from underneath that tree) and go on a bike ride. Before …

Learn How to Properly Clean and Grease a Bike Chain In Six Steps

The chain on your bicycle can get gunked up with dirt and grime over time, so it’s a good idea to clean it every once in awhile. This illustrated …

A Visual Guide to Glasses and Frame Measurements

Whether you’re on your first pair of glasses or your tenth, you may still be put off by phrases like “temple arms” and “lens height,” especially if …

The Average 29-Year-Old

Forget media archetypes of older Millennials as college-educated singles living in cities. The typical 29-year-old is living with a partner in the suburbs—without a bachelor’s degree.<p>What is the typical life experience for an American on the verge of turning 30?<p>This is a hard question to answer, no …

DIY Sliding Lego Table Keeps All Those Bricks in One Place

Lego pieces end up everywhere if you're not diligent about storing them. This sliding table includes hideaway storage and a Lego work surface to keep your kids (or you) entertained for hours.<p>Every parent deals with the challenge of proper Lego storage—or else they deal with the pain of stepping on …

Welcome to Hillstone, America's Favorite Restaurant

It’s never going to win a James Beard Award. Or try to wow you with its foam experiments or ingredients you’ve never heard of. But it is the best-run, most-loved, relentlessly respected restaurant in America. And, oh yeah, Danny Meyer, David Chang, and Shaq all agree. Welcome to Hillstone.<p>Thanks, …

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